Hawaiian orders one more Airbus A330-200 (now 10)

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Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) has announced the purchase of an additional Airbus A330-200 scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2011.

With this announcement, Hawaiian is now acquiring 10 new A330-200s with purchase rights available for five additional aircraft. The first three A330-200s to join Hawaiian’s fleet are scheduled to arrive in April, May and November of this year. The first A330 will be A330-243 N380HA (msn 1104).

Hawaiian’s new A330-200s will seat 294 passengers – 30 more than its current fleet – in a two-class configuration and have an operating range of 6,050 nautical miles that would allow Hawaiian to fly nonstop between Hawaiiand points in eastern Asia and all of North America.

According to the press release, a highlight of Hawaiian’s A330-200s will be the state-of-the-art on-demand entertainment system installed in each seatback. A high-resolution LCD touch screen monitor will allow passengers to choose from a wide selection of movies and video programs, audio channels and video games. Each system will also include a USB port allowing passengers to connect their own media players. Passengers sitting in First Class will enjoy the added benefits of having a larger monitor and iPOD compatibility.

In 2017, Hawaiian will continue to expand its fleet by taking the first delivery of six new A350-800 XWB (Extra Wide Body) aircraft from Airbus, with options to purchase an additional six aircraft. The next-generation fuel-efficient A350s will seat 322 passengers in a two-class configuration and have a range of 8,300 nautical miles that would allow Hawaiian to fly nonstop between Hawaii and Asia, Australasia, the Americas, and Europe.

Delivery Date
1.  April 2010 Lease
2.  May 2010 Lease
3.  November 2010 Lease
4.  2nd Qtr 2011 Firm Order
5.  1st Qtr 2012 Firm Order
6.  2nd Qtr 2012 Firm Order
7.  1st Qtr 2013 Firm Order
8.  2nd Qtr 2013 Firm Order
9.  2nd Qtr 2013 Firm Order
10. 1st Qtr 2014 Firm Order